24312 Rockfield Blvd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
I have to admit something, I do not like Chipotle. There I said it. I think it is bland tasting Mexican food. Mexican food for me is all about the flavors, and in my opinion Chipotle is pretty sterile Mexican food. I have many, many friends that do not feel the same way as me though. They love Chipotle, to the point of ridiculing me for not liking it. So when I heard there was going to be a new, "Chipotle" style restaurant opening up, I was not too excited, but I kind of wanted to prove to my Chipotle friends, that their beloved restaurant could be easily duplicated, and thus proven to be just an average place to eat.
So I got six of my most ardent Chipotle fans together, on two separate trips and this is what they came up with.
Here is Richard's dish. Richard is probably the biggest fan of Chipotle that I know. He would take only Chipotle on a deserted island for the rest of his life. He opted for the fire-grilled steak burrito, served enchilada style. The burrito was two dollars more than Chipotle, because it was served wet. He liked the option of getting it with cheese on it, but was not into the enchilada sauce. He thought it was too over-powering. He thought that the burrito was just as good as Chipotle. He also noted the great drink selection that they have. They have twelve beverage options at their fountain.